We are pleased to announce Emily White and Angus Clogg have joined our team.

Emily joins us as an Architectural and Interior Designer and has gained over 4 years experience working with clients locally, in London and also producing conceptual designs for global companies.

Angus has arrived at Plaice having completed his Masters Degree in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, having previously worked in a London practice prior to his studies. 

AuthorGlen Read

Works have been progressing well on site to remodel and extend a Victorian property in Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

The building was made watertight, following the install of the feature three meter roof light and slimline sliding pivot doors in the open plan Kitchen area.

The new boundary walls are now complete, enclosing the courtyard space where a new braai is being constructed. Next stages are first fix electrics and plumbing along with commencement of internal finishes.

AuthorChris Game

Plaice Design are pleased to announce that Planning Approval has been granted for construction of three new buildings to replace and supplement facilities / services on offer at the Erasmus Foundation in Laxfield, Suffolk, a Spiritual Teaching and Healing Centre run under charity status.

The principle new building will house a large Meeting Room, Lobby / Display Foyer, Restaurant, Catering Kitchen, Toilets and first floor archive storage facilities. Two further independent buildings are also planned, the first a Library / Reading Room with small Kitchen and the second a Cart Lodge / Hayloft to provide machinery storage and for storage of animal feed.

The project was procured through our association / involvement with Community Action Suffolk who run a Pro Help initiative, assisting voluntary and charitable organisations in finding professional services in Suffolk. We have worked closely with the foundations building committee to develop the brief and designs through RIBA Work Stages 1,2 & 3. Our clients are currently seeking different funding streams to make the project a reality in 2018.

The site has been master-planned by the current guardians. Recent developments have seen the construction of a new Healing Clinic, the construction of The Peace Gardens within the walls of the Foundation and a Herb Garden. The land also acts as an Animal Sanctuary. The Centre is an outward looking organisation and encourages visitors to enjoy the gardens and wildlife through a series of open day events. This site lies in a rural environment at the edge of Laxfield’s physical boundary, its landscape characterised by agricultural Farm Land and open fields. 

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AuthorNick Loomes

Plaice are pleased to announce that Planning approval has at long last been granted for a contemporary two storey extension to an existing property in Ufford, Suffolk.

The scheme was originally turned down at committee against officer recommendation, but consent was secured through the planning appeal process.

The new addition (although fairly modest in size) will transform the internal layout of the property, breathing new life back into this previous art gallery and will make for a very unique and interesting family home, with a dramatic double height galleried landing.

All being well work should begin on site early next year.

AuthorChris Game

With the sun shining what better way to spend the afternoon than to pay a visit and check on progress at our latest project for Robertsons Boatyard, Woodbridge.

The existing boatyard has suffered from flooding on spring tides for many years. As part of an ongoing masterplan for the boatyard, Plaice were commissioned to secure consent for the creation of a 4,000 sqm hardstanding. The hardstanding  will sit above the level of the spring tide and will provide additional capacity for the storage of boats (more than doubling the existing capacity), while also providing a safe refuge for plant and equipment. 

The site is situated within the River Deben estuary and is a RAMSAR site (wetland of international importance) with an associated Special Protected Area (SPA status designation). It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) relating to the estuarine processes that operate there. 

Due to the sensitive nature of the site and with works being carried out below the mean high water level, consents were required from various agencies/authorities, including the Environment Agency, Natural England, Historic England, Marine Management Organisation and not forgetting SCDC (who unanimously approved the scheme at Planning Committee).

AuthorChris Game